Eric Daniels was a traditional “pencil and paper” animator, but gravitated towards computer animation in its earliest days. He quickly taught himself to program, and since then has specialized in combining these two disciplines to create new kinds of visuals. He has worked on such Disney films as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Tarzan, Treasure Planet, Princess and the Frog, Wreck-It Ralph and the Academy Award-winning Big Hero 6 and Frozen. In 2002 he won a Technical Achievement award from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences for the development of Deep Canvas, the patented process used to create the 3d painterly jungle in Disney’s Tarzan. Eric also helped create the patented technique used in the Oscar-winning short film Paperman, and in addition to his work on films, has been involved in several Disney theme park attractions and projection shows.
Eric will discus the need of technology to achieve artistic goals in his talk at Friday at noon.